Heather R. Wlodek

Associate

New York
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Overview

Heather Wlodek has experience in real estate transactions, including the sale, acquisition and leasing of commercial and residential properties. Heather also currently works on a variety of litigation matters as a member of the BakerHostetler team representing the court-appointed Trustee under the Securities Investor Protection Act (SIPA) in the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC (BLMIS). Heather brings her strong, broad experience in business transactions to this engagement, as she works on settlement agreements and customer claims that require thorough attention to detail and an efficient work ethic.

Heather is a member of BakerHostetler's New York Mentor Committee.

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  • Currently involved in representing Irving H. Picard, the SIPA Trustee for the liquidation of BLMIS, in connection with BakerHostetler's role as court-appointed counsel. As lead associate on the claims determination team, has worked on customer claims and has drafted numerous claims determination letters, releases and other ancillary agreements. Also evaluates settlement proposals for various litigations and manages the preparation and review of all settlement agreements and related documentation.
  • Assisted in the closing of various loan refinancing transactions for borrowers in New York City. 
  • Advised numerous clients on purchases and sales of condominiums and cooperatives located in New York City.
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Experience

  • Currently involved in representing Irving H. Picard, the SIPA Trustee for the liquidation of BLMIS, in connection with BakerHostetler's role as court-appointed counsel. As lead associate on the claims determination team, has worked on customer claims and has drafted numerous claims determination letters, releases and other ancillary agreements. Also evaluates settlement proposals for various litigations and manages the preparation and review of all settlement agreements and related documentation.
  • Assisted in the closing of various loan refinancing transactions for borrowers in New York City. 
  • Advised numerous clients on purchases and sales of condominiums and cooperatives located in New York City.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • New York State Bar Association: Empire State Counsel Award (2014)

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • New York City Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association

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Pro Bono

  • Involved with divorce matters in connection with the New York office's partnership with Her Justice, an organization providing free legal services to low-income women in New York City.
  • Involved with real estate projects in association with The Partnership for the Homeless, an organization dedicated to ending urban homelessness in New York City.

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 2005
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 2005
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 2003
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2003
  • Illinois, 2003
  • New York, 2004

Education

  • J.D., DePaul University College of Law, 2002, Certificate of Distinction in International Law
  • B.S., Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1999
  • The University of Manchester (Manchester, England), 1999